Dear Friends,

Congratulations to Wisconsin’s Steve Stricker and Team USA on winning the Ryder Cup!

Wisconsin continues to prove we are a golf destination! After the U.S. Open in 2017, Golf Digest said, Erin Hills and Wisconsin beat out Disneyland as the "Friendliest Place on Earth." Recently, Golfweek ranked Wisconsin #2 in the nation for "Courses You Can Play."

And Wisconsin, and our area, will have more opportunities to shine. The 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur and the 2025 U.S. Women's Open will be held at Erin Hills.

Do you know a remarkable young person who is interested in government? The Senate Scholar Program is a week-long program, where students get to see first-hand how the State Senate operates. Only 33 students are picked for the 2022 program and applications are due by November 1st. You can read more about the program by clicking here.

As always, if you have any concerns or ideas on how to improve our great state, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 608-266-5830 or by email at Sen.Darling@legis.wisconsin.gov.

On, Wisconsin!
Empowering Parents
Parents and taxpayers will be able to see where their tax dollars are going and what is being taught in public schools. On Tuesday, the State Senate approved two bills I co-authored that will bring transparency and accountability to school districts. The measures will help parents stay engaged in their children’s education.

When parents are engaged in their children’s schooling, those children will perform better. These two important reforms will make it easier for busy parents to be involved and stay informed.

Senate Bill 463, authored by Senator Duey Stroebel and myself, requires school districts to post course information including bibliographic information, copies of course content created by staff, syllabi, outlines, handouts, and links to adopted curricula to the school district website. There is a growing concern in our nation about what is being taught in taxpayer-funded schools. This bill will make it easier for parents, taxpayers, and concerned citizens to see what our schools are teaching.

Senate Bill 373, authored by Senator Mary Felzkowski and myself, will help the public better track their school district's funding and spending. Not only do our schools receive millions from the state, but they will be getting millions in COVID-19 funding. Under this bill, all financial information for schools would be on the Department of Public Instruction's website in an easy-to-understand format. This data already exists, so posting it won't cost our schools any additional money

On Tuesday, Senate Bill 463 was approved by a vote of 19-11 in the State Senate and also approved by the Assembly 60-38. Senate Bill 373 was approved by the Senate on a vote of 20-12 and unanimously by the Assembly. Both bills are now available to send to the governor.
Road Construction Updates
Request a Blue Book
The new Wisconsin Blue Books will soon be here!

The Blue Book is an invaluable resource about our state's history, demographics, and data.

If you would like a copy, please click on the picture and fill out the form. We will mail one out to you at no cost.
Help a Student in Need
One in three students in Milwaukee is living in poverty. You can help them have a successful school year. The Milwaukee Rescue Mission is raising funds to get kids the supplies they need. Click on the picture for more information.
Please Donate Blood, Plasma
One way you can help is by donating blood. If you have recovered from COVID-19, please especially consider donating your plasma.

You can find out where to donate here and here.
COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing Information
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